YIRA stands for the Yonezawa City International Relations Association
YIRA was established on March 17th, 1996, with the purpose of promoting mutual understanding and goodwill between people of different countries, and advancing international exchange among residents.
YIRA conducts the following activities:
(1) Investigation and research concerning international exchange.
(2) Collecting and distributing information about international exchange.
(3) Promoting understanding of international exchange.
(4) Activities supporting international residents.
(5) Coordinating activities of international exchange groups and volunteers.
(6) Other activities necessary to uphold the goals of the organization.